Firm Profile > Global Law Office > Beijing, China

Global Law Office
15 & 20F, TOWER 1, CHINA CENTRAL PLACE
NO 81 JIANGUO ROAD, CHAOYANG DISTRICT
BEIJING 100025
China

China > Banking and finance: PRC firms Tier 1

Global Law Office advises banks on the financing of acquisitions and projects as well as the establishment of loan facilities. The practice is experienced at advising on cross-border loan transactions, such as financing Chinese developments overseas. The team is also active in handling contentious cases, acting for banks in disputes with borrowers over financial loan contracts. Lawrence Lin and Xin Zhang  lead the practice from the firm’s Beijing office; both have broad practices, with Lin also noted for his expertise in ship finance. May Liu is also active in ship finance, as well as aircraft and trade financing; elsewhere, Minghao Xu specialises in financing related to trust structures and trust investment vehicles, while Kunlin Wang is managing partner of the firm’s Chengdu office and handles contentious and non-contentious matters in this area.

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Key clients

The Export-Import Bank of China

China Development Bank

China Construction Bank Limited

Bank of China Limited

China CITIC Bank International Limited

Agricultural Bank of China

IFC

ADB

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited

China Merchants Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

China > Data protection: PRC firms Tier 1

Global Law Office‘s team operates on a cross practice basis, and as such is able to offer expertise in a broad range of data-related issues. The group’s client base includes international household names in the tech sector such as Microsoft and HP, which the team advises on complex compliance projects in addition to regulatory investigations. Maggie Meng leads the Beijing team and uses her previous experience working in-house to advise clients in the TMT sector, as well as banks and insurance companies. In Shanghai, Vincent Wang assists with data issues as part of a wide-ranging practice focusing on emerging technologies.

Practice head(s):

Maggie Meng; Vincent Wang

Other key lawyers:

Alan Zhou

Testimonials

‘The team works actively, with high-quality and reliable output.’

‘Maggie Meng pays great attention to quality.’

‘Maggie Meng’s team in Beijing is young, with a broad vision and active thinking. They have a strong curiosity and do serious research on emerging industries and related legal services, and thus explore a unique and effective way of providing legal services.’

‘After discovering the blue ocean field of data governance and personal information protection in the lawyer service industry with a keen eye, Maggie Meng works intensively, applies theories widely to practice, actively shares and promotes excellent experience, leads the development of the industry and sets a benchmark.’

Key clients

Xiaomi Corporation

Auto Home Inc.

HP Inc.

Microsoft Corporation

China > Dispute resolution: Arbitration: PRC firms Tier 1

Global Law Office is ‘a top-tier full-service Chinese law firm’, and its arbitration offering is among the strongest on the market. The group primarily works with financial institutions and multinational companies, and has experience in representing clients in a number of domestic and international arbitration centres. Yifeng Gao and Xiusong Xing are the key practitioners; the former specialises in international disputes, while the latter has experience acting as a CIETAC arbitrator. Xitai Liu is head of the Shenzhen practice and regularly works with investment institutions. The Shenzhen office is also home to promising junior partner Jack Law, who recently led a team in HKIAC proceedings. Jiuguang Zhao and Zhao Li lead the Beijing dispute resolution practice, while Heng Wang was promoted to partner in January 2021.

Practice head(s):

Jiuguang Zhao; Zhao Li; Xitai Liu

Other key lawyers:

Jack Law; Yifeng Gao; Xiusong Xing; Heng Wang

Testimonials

‘Global Law Office is a top-tier full-service Chinese law firm. We tend to use them for energy, arbitration and shipping-related work.’

‘Yifeng Gao is a doyen of the energy and shipping arbitration scene in China. Low profile but very knowledgeable and solid in his command of the law and language.’

China > Life sciences and healthcare: PRC firms Tier 1

Global Law Office's practice spans advice to clinical research organisations, pharmaceutical and life sciences companies, biotechnology and medical devices clients, supply producers and distributors. The group assists with securities offerings and Greenfield and other investments and it also has notable expertise advising on the reform and restructuring of public hospitals, and M&A of privately-owned hospitals. The team is particularly active in advising both pharmaceutical companies and investment funds on multimillion-RMB financing transactions. Alan Zhou and Michael Yu lead the firm's 25-partner team from its Shanghai and Beijing offices respectively. Zhou's main clients include multinational corporations, well-known Chinese state-owned and private enterprises, private equity groups and venture capital funds; Yu focuses on private equity investments, securities offerings and foreign direct investment. Other names to note include Charlene Huang who focuses on cross-border license deals, hospital management and data protection matters; Coco Fan and Jacky Li who excel in regulatory and compliance, anti-corruption and antitrust matters; and of counsel Felicia Wang who advises on clinical trial and data protection.

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Testimonials

The team understands the business model and business practices of the life science industry and is experienced in supporting licensing and M&A transactions. Equipped with lawyers of different levels, the billing method is flexible.’

‘Allan Zhou can also give pragmatic legal advice on relatively new topics, such as data compliance.’

Key clients

Abbott

Johnson & Johnson

MSD

GSK

Abbive

Sanofi

Astra Zeneca

Shanghai Pharma

Hengrui

CanSino

China > Projects and energy: PRC firms Tier 1

Global Law Office advises on the development and construction of a wide range of projects, both in China and overseas. The team has a particular focus on the mining and energy sectors, and also advises on transport and industrial projects. Key partners in the practice include Shifang Guo, who is experienced in acquisitions and investments involving projects, as well as project financing, with Zhongcheng Wang and Miller Wang also active in this area.

Practice head(s):

Zhongcheng Wang; Miller Wang; Yue Wang; Xin Zhang; Shifang Guo; Xiaofeng Tang

Other key lawyers:

Qianhui Tang; Yi Peng

Testimonials

‘Xiaofeng Tang’s team is mainly involved in the energy sector, particularly the natural gas sector. The team’s greatest strength is its professional expertise in the energy sector.’

‘Xiaofeng Tang not only has a wealth of experience of legal services for the natural gas industry, but also has a very agile and logical mind with very strong knowledge of the fundamentals of law. He is an excellent lawyer. The team’s quality of service is very high. Qianhui Tang provides rapid everyday contract review services with very high quality, and she is very professional and meticulous in her legal consultations. When the company experienced an emergency, Yi Peng provided dispute resolution services. He is very responsive and was able to quickly help the company control the situation.’

‘Miller Wang (Minglang Wang) has a high level of professional expertise. He is able to make effective use of his knowledge and legal skills, and he is very familiar with the renewable energy industry and wind power in particular. He is able to comprehensively answer client questions and solve problems, as well as offering his experience as a reference. He is very responsive, professional and focuses.’

Key clients

Jiaxin International Resources Investment Ltd.

Huaxia Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

Beijing Capital Heat Co., Ltd

Beijing Shouchuang Thermal Power Co., Ltd

Chengdu Gas Group Corporation Ltd.

China Resources Gas Investment (China) Co., Ltd

Chengdu Huarun Gas Engineering Co. Ltd

Sichuan Konggang Gas Co. Ltd

Sichuan Gas Association

Yibin China Resources Gas Co., Ltd.

Dazhou China Resources Gas Co., Ltd.

Luzhou China Resources Xinglu Gas Co., Ltd

Suining Xinyuan Oil & Gas Development Co., Ltd

China Merchants Expressway Network & Technology Holdings Co., Ltd., China Merchants Union (BVI) Limited, Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Expressway Company Limited, Sichuan Expressway Company Limited, Anhui Expressway Company Limited

China > TMT: PRC firms Tier 1

Global Law Office can offer a truly complete service to funds, banks and companies active in all areas of the TMT sector, with the firm’s deep bench of specialist partners able to assist with matters ranging from corporate transactions and commercial agreements through to dispute resolution and regulatory compliance. Beijing houses many of the key partners; Maggie Meng focuses on assisting clients with navigating China’s rapidly developing data protection and privacy regulations, while managing partner Jinrong Liu ‘s expertise spans M&A, VC investments and antitrust. In Shanghai, Vincent Wang assists multinational companies with their entry into the Chinese market. Steven Yu and Meph Jia Gui complete the senior management team.

Practice head(s):

Jinrong Liu; Steven Yu; Vincent Wang; Meph Jia Gui; Maggie Meng

Other key lawyers:

Huawei Lin; Xueliang Mao; Zhibin Li

Key clients

Luxvisions Innovation Technology Limited

LuxShare

XIAOMI Corporation

Minsheng Education Group Company Limited

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

New Oriental Education& Technology Group Inc. (EDU.US)

BlueCity Holdings Limited

Beijing Mediwelcome Medical Technology Co., Ltd.

China Resources Microelectronics Limited

MGI Tech Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Capital Investment Co., Ltd.

Baidu Capital

China Internet Investment Fund

Princeton Digital Group (“PDG”)

Tage Zhixing

SIG

Beijing Waterdrop Mutual-aid Technology Co., Ltd.

HP Inc.

Microsoft Corporation

Asia Investment Capital

China > Antitrust and competition: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office handles the full spectrum of antitrust and competition law matters. The practice advises its clients on filing to the SAMR for transactions, as well as responding to anti-monopoly investigations. The team is also involved in follow-on litigation, including a novel case in which a client sought to have PRC courts affirm a finding of anti-competitive practices based on a decision by the European Commission. Qing Ren has been active in this area for more than a decade, and previously handled antitrust work at the Ministry of Commerce. Shujun Liu is noted for her work for Japanese clients, and Ying Mu focuses on IP-related antitrust matters. John Wan left the firm in September 2020 to take up an in-house position at Alibaba.

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Testimonials

The Global Law Office’s antitrust team has superb strength that is able to provide practical and effective legal services to clients and work out creative solutions when encountering difficulties.’

The firm’s responsiveness and flexibility make them unique. Their dealing with the regulators is also tactful.’

Qing Ren is very accessible and responsive. He understands client’s concerns and can respond quickly.’

Key clients

LS CABLE

Xiaomi

GS ENERGY CORPORATION

Orion

Lasalle

ESR

Mondelēz

China > Capital markets: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office is well-versed in all aspects of domestic and international capital markets work, regularly advising issuers and sponsors on private placements, IPOs, follow-on listings and bond issuances. Jinrong Liu, Xin Zhang, Wei Qin and Wen Li are the leaders of the Beijing office; Cheng Li and Yu Zhang respectively head the Shenzhen and Shanghai offices. Junior partner Haishan Sun is a name to note, having already assisted both issuers and underwriters in the IPOs on the New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, and Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Associate Xing Jin‘s experience spans banking and finance and real estate as well as capital markets.

Other key lawyers:

Alex Liu; Jun Li; Gaohou Qiang; Haishan Sun; Xing Jin;  Minglang Wang

Testimonials

‘The team demonstrates professionalism and good teamwork.’

‘Minglang Wang‘s extensive working experience in related fields, excellent bilingual working ability in Chinese and English, good professional quality, and the team’s reputation in the industry all contribute to our successful cooperation.’

Key clients

ABC

Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co. Ltd

CDB

Chang An Bank

Chang An Trust

China Bond Insurance Co., Ltd.

China Construction Bank

China International Capital Corporation Limited

China Resources Microelectronics Limited

Citics

CMS

FINELANDSERVICE

FUJIAN YANGO GROUP CO., LTD

Lionbridge Financing Leasing (China) Co., Ltd.

LVGEM (China) Real Estate Investment Company Limited

Mofang

Nanjing Bank

New Development Bank

New Oriental Education& Technology Group Inc.

RK Properties

Road King Infrastructure Limited

SPD Bank

Yankuang Group

Zhongrong International Trust Co. Ltd.

Zhongtian My Home Group

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc.

China > Corporate and M&A: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office fields a team with considerable proficiency in cross-border, private and public M&A transactions. The practice represents PRC state-owned enterprises in addition to public companies from China, the US, UK and Hong Kong, among other jurisdictions; it advises on foreign investment, industrial compliance, the regulation of state-owned assets, merger control filings and national security reviews. Jinrong Liu has overseen 100 equity and debt offerings throughout his illustrious career and co-leads the department from Beijing together with Alex Liu, an expert in cross-border takeover and reorganisation matters, and Shifang Guo, the key point of contact for outbound M&A.

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China Merchants Expressway Network & Technology Holdings Co., Ltd., China Merchants Union (BVI) Limited, Zhejiang Expressway Co., Ltd., Jiangsu Expressway Company Limited, Sichuan Expressway Company Limited, Anhui Expressway Company Limited

Luxsan Precision Technology (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.

Jiaxin International Resources Investment Ltd.

ESR

Blackstone

Warburg Pincus

Primavera Capital

XIAOMI Corporation

Minsheng Education Group Company Limited

Luxvisions Innovation Technology Limited

Luxshare Precision Industry Company Limited

Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

Japfa

Henan Yuneng Holdings Co., Ltd.

Minsheng Education Group Company Limited

China > Dispute resolution: Litigation: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office is highly capable in all major areas of contentious work, but has developed a niche in representing financial institutions in asset management and securities disputes. The group represents clients at all the levels of the Chinese judicial system up to the Supreme People’s Court, in addition to sector-specific courts such as the Maritime court and the IP courts. Yifeng Gao is one of the most experienced partners in the practice and focuses on litigation and arbitration proceedings with an international element. Jiuguang Zhao and Zhao Li lead the department in Beijing, while Xitai Liu heads up the Shenzhen practice.

Practice head(s):

Jiuguang Zhao; Zhao Li; Xitai Liu

Other key lawyers:

Jingye Jiang; Weiwei Gu; Jack Law; Zhenlin Ma

Testimonials

‘Global Law Offices’ litigation team is featured by its expertise in handling large and complex litigation cases, especially those involved with bankruptcy.’

The advantages and key skills of this team are as follows: 1) Able to accurately understand our meaning and respond quickly to our needs; 2) With profound litigation knowledge, solid foundation and rich practical experience; 3) A very reasonable team is equipped, with division of labour and cooperation among teams, and smooth communication at all levels; 4) Partners are deeply involved in the project and the service quality is very high. Compared with other law firms, the biggest feature is that it is very practical, professional and efficient in case handling.

The firm’s innovations in recent years include the recruitment of many new litigators, the diversification of billing methods (hourly fee, fixed fee or risk fee), and the representation of litigation cases in many places across the country.’

‘Jiuguang Zhao and Zhenlin Ma, in a dispute over the confirmation of bankruptcy claims, could logically and rigorously demonstrate our propositions in court and refute the other side’s arguments, effectively protecting the legal rights and interests of our company.’

Key clients

Yoovidhya Family

Zhongshan Securities Co., Ltd

New Times Securities Co., Ltd.

Huarong International Trust Co., Ltd.

New Economic and Financial Bureau of Jinjiang District, Chengdu City

CITIC Securities Co., Ltd.

China National Light Industrial Products IMP. & EXP. Group. CO.LTD

Zhongrong International Trust Co., Ltd.

Zhongzhi Enterprise Group

Sichuan Tianfu Bank Co., Ltd

Sichuan Industrial Revitalization Development Investment Fund Co., Ltd.

LG Chemical (Nanjing) Information Electronic Materials Co., Ltd.

Artesian Capital Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

China > Fintech: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office‘s broad client roster spans traditional financial institutions, e-commerce, and fintech start-ups which it advises on contentious and non-contentious matters with particular strength in multimillion-RMB financing, private equity and venture capital investment mandates in the fintech industry. Areas of expertise include face recognition, e-payment, big data, artificial intelligence and virtual currency. Recent highlights also saw the team acting for a multinational financial services company on the compliance aspects of its business practice and cooperation in China, including financial regulatory requirements for cross-border payment services, potential business model assessments, tax arrangements, data compliance and due diligence on business partners. Steven Yu acts for international and domestic private equity and VC funds, and internet giants on their investment in China-based TMT companies; he recently advised Bugbank, China’s leading cybersecurity service provider, on completing Series B2 and Series C1 financing. Vincent Wang has expertise in a broad range of new and emerging technologies including artificial intelligence, blockchain, IOT, e-mobility and cloud computing; Maggie Meng specialises in the TMT sector, with a particular focus on data protection and privacy as well as regulatory matters.

Testimonials

The team is highly professional and works conscientiously and carefully. Steven has a wealth of project and industry experience. Regardless of the size of the project, he can lead his team members to complete the execution very meticulously and conscientiously.

China > Intellectual property: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office has a strong team of partners, whose varied specialisms allow the group to collectively assist will issues associated with the protection and enforcement of copyrights, patents, trademarks and trade secrets. The firm’s disputes work includes assisting multinational, domestic and state-owned companies from the tech, aviation and banking sectors on invalidation and infringement proceedings. Degang Ma is a key name in this regard and frequently advises on complex FRAND issues regarding standard essential patents. On the contentious front, Ying Mu has broad expertise which ranges from IP portfolio management and litigation to unfair competition.  Jinrong Liu  leads the team from the Beijing office.

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Degang Ma; Meph Jia Gui; Ying Mu; Ping Qiao

Testimonials

‘I am very satisfied with their service and their legal service truly helped our company achieve our business goals.’

The firm is a Red Circle law firm with very good reputation on the legal market. They serve their clients with professional skills and dedicated attitude. Their lawyers can master very good English language communication skills, and have had appreciated understanding on the laws. When providing legal service, they can provide real solutions that are commercially feasible for our company and our business.’

‘Meph Jia Gui has a thorough and in-depth understanding of IP laws in Mainland China and the US. His dual qualification in the US and China is very much appreciated. Meph is a creative and solution-oriented IP lawyer, and enthusiasm is one of his most impressive traits. More importantly, he thinks critically, reasons well and has all the instincts of an excellent IP lawyer. I would without any reservation recommend Meph to be an IP expert to any friend in need of IP legal service in China.’

Key clients

Shenzhen Tencent Computer Systems Co., Ltd.

Sinopec Group

Honeywell International Inc.

Agriculture Bank of China

LG Chem, Ltd

COFCO

Microsoft

Airbus

Carrefour

Sony Music Entertainment

China > Investment funds: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office acts for both domestic and international fund managers in fund formation and structuring, as well as fundraising. The practice is active in the private equity and venture capital spaces, counting prominent funds in these areas amongst its clients. Amy Dai and Yuan Yuan jointly lead the team and have experience advising on matters involving a range of fund types.

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Other key lawyers:

Xianlai Liu; Zhihong Jian; Jinghe Wang; Xuefei Zhang

Testimonials

‘They consistently maintain straightforward, honest and positive values, and work tirelessly to optimise the quality of work and coordinate communications in a client-focused manner, in order to efficiently and creatively solve clients’ legal problems. They serve clients in China and abroad by providing an international perspective, international teams and world-class quality. They have a consummate level of legal expertise, a wealth of practical execution experience, a highly professional attitude, and excellent professional ethics.’

‘Xianlai Liu has a wealth of experience of serving numerous private equity funds throughout the industry and covers everything from government-led funds to market-led PE/VC organisations and financial institutions. Xianlai Liu is able to precisely ascertain client needs and provide customised solutions, which is something that many other lawyers are not able to do. Mr Liu’s team makes appropriate use of lawyers of all levels of seniority and offers flexible fee rates, as well as being able to allocate lawyers for different fields from within the firm, providing clients with a one-stop service.’

‘Xuefei Zhang has a wealth of experience in setting up funds and knows how to consider issues from the client’s perspective, rather than simply sticking to conventions. She is very adept at proposing solutions, rather than simply asking questions.’

‘Yuan Yuan and Zhihong Jian’s expertise in services for establishing renminbi funds, as well as their reasonable fees, diverse range of client services and reputation in the market are all reasons why we have consistently chosen to work with them.’

‘Zhihong Jian – Whatever fund-related legal questions you have, you can always get a more than satisfactory answer from him. Zhihong Jian is a lawyer with a wealth of experience in fund establishment and compliance, a dedicated professional attitude, and a client-centred service approach, all of which are very impressive’

‘Yuan Yuan and Jinghe Wang have a wealth of experience in the entrusted management of private equity funds and are able to rapidly respond to client needs, provide effective and professional legal compliance services, and offer practical solutions to a wide range of practical problems from a compliance perspective.’

‘They are one of the first legal service teams to get involved in renminbi private equity funds. They have very solid capabilities in terms of both legal theory and business practice. The partners have excellent legal skills and a wealth of experience of localisation, as well as a deep understanding of the complex business practices of the industry, enabling them to provide clients with realistic and workable legal solutions.’

‘Yuan Yuan: She has a profound understanding of the industry’s complex business practices and is able to propose realistic, workable legal solutions that take the client’s position into account while complying with all the relevant laws and regulations. Jinghe Wang: Excellent knowledge of the fundamentals, patient and detail-oriented.’

Key clients

Hua Capital

Yuantaibaoman (Suzhou) Equity Investment Management Co., Ltd.

China Life Insurance (Group) Company

DAJIA BAOXIAN

China > Private equity: PRC firms Tier 2

The ‘small but highly efficient team’ at Global Law Office has a client portfolio that includes multinational and domestic clients, and the firm assists both investors and target companies in venture capital and private equity transactions, in addition to fund formation. Primavera Capital is a key client, and every year the group advises on a number of its investments in Chinese companies. As a recent example,  Xueliang Mao and Huawei Lin led a team that advised the client on it’s $700m investment in 4Paradigm. Steven Zhu and Jeffrey Zhu head up the department, while managing partner Jinrong Liu is the key contact for some of the firms biggest investor clients.

Practice head(s):

Steven Yu; Jeffrey Zhu

Other key lawyers:

Xueliang Mao; Huawei Lin; Jinrong Liu; Evan Sun

Testimonials

Small but highly efficient team. Consistently working on tight schedule.’

Mr. Evan Sun is exactly the partner we look for who always respond swiftly and provide useful insights. We thank him for his dedication and appreciate his leadership of his capable team.’

Steven Yu has a deep understanding and innovative insights into the private equity industry, rigorous document review, and a commendable professionalism and professional attitude.’

The team has considerable professional knowledge and rich experience in private equity, RMB funds, and venture capital. It provides companies with cutting-edge professional opinions, has good teamwork capabilities, and can provide quicker feedback on our inquiries.’

Key clients

China Merchants Capital Investment Co., Ltd.

Baidu Capital

Blackstone

GLP

Primavera Capital

MGI Tech Co., Ltd.

ESR

YF Capital

Xiaomi

China Internet Investment Fund

Shunwei Capital

Sinovation Ventures

SIG

China > Real estate and construction: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office handles a range of real estate matters, including the financing and construction of infrastructure projects such as railways and industrial developments. The practice is also active in the commercial property sector, with Jason Wang particularly noted for his experience advising on transactions involving hotels. Huawei Lin  stands out for his work acting for private equity funds such as Warburg Pincus and Blackstone on acquisitions of Chinese real estate assets. Zhongcheng Wang is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

Huawei Lin; Zhongcheng Wang; Miller Wang; Yue Wang; Minghao Xu

Key clients

City Development & Investment Co., Ltd of China Xiong’an Group

The People’s Government of Beijing Municipality

Beijing BII Traffic Development Co., Ltd.

SK Hynix System Ic Inc.

FINELANDSERVICE (9978.HK)

Lvgem (China) Real Estate Investment Company Limited

Fujian Yango Group Co., Ltd.

China Merchants Expressway Network & Technology Holdings Co., Ltd.

ESR (易商红木, 1821.HK)

Blackstone

China Resources Land

RK Properties

Evergrande Group (03333.HK)

China Kweichow Moutai Group中国贵州茅台集团

BBMG Investing Property Group北京金隅投资物业集团

China Great Wall Motor Group中国长城汽车集团

Otis Elevator (China) Co., Ltd.

Siemens Ltd., China

Beijing New Airport Construction Headquarters

White Peak Real Estate

Warburg Pincus

China > Regulatory/compliance: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office is well versed in assisting large corporate clients with issues pertaining to their risk management and general compliance programs, as well as with representing them in agency investigations into allegations of market misconduct, employment law violations and bribery. The team’s recent workload demonstrates a discernible ability to handle mandates in more dynamic industries such as healthcare and pharmaceuticals. The department is led out of Shanghai by Alan Zhou and Weiwei Gu. Clients also laud Jacky Li as being ‘very passionate about his work and dedicated to his clients’.

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Testimonials

‘The team is one of the most experienced and largest teams for this practice. They have people from a variety of backgrounds – law firms, in-house, government, etc.; that really elevates the type of services they can provide as well as the speed at which they can provide these services.’

‘Jacky Li is an excellent partner at this firm. He is very passionate about his work and dedicated to his clients.’ 

The team is able to provide excellent legal consulting opinions and internal investigation services, and is supported by a very strong and stable team that is able to cover a huge amount of ground in terms of investigating cases. For example, if the case involves ABAC, AML, privacy protection, online advertising or other such issues, the Global regulation and compliance team has more than ample resources and expertise to support our company’s service needs.’

As a partner in the Global regulation and compliance team, Jacky Li is a truly outstanding lawyer. He is able to provide expert legal services and high-quality legal advice and opinions at many critical points. He has a very strong investigative background and has achieved masterly results in terms of strategy and tactics for a number of major investigation cases. He leads the team for investigative tasks and delivers an outstanding report to the client. He communicates very well with clients and is able to understand client needs and concerns very effectively.’

Key clients

Hengrui Pharmaceuticals

China Pharmaceutical Industry Association, China Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Association for Vaccines, China Biochemical Pharmaceutical Industry Association, China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment R&D based Pharmaceutical Association Committee, and China Association for Medical Devices Industry

Aspen Pharma

CanSino Bio

BI

Sanofi

China > Shipping: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office handles a broad range of shipping disputes, acting for ship leasing companies, cargo owners, and shipbuilders. The practice represents clients in litigation related to charters and casualty issues and arbitrations. Partners in the team are also frequently instructed to sit as arbitrators, and also appear in court as expert witnesses. Yifeng Gao, Jingye Jiang and Ting Lei lead the team and all have deep experience in this sector.

Practice head(s):

Yifeng Gao; Jingye Jiang; Ting Lei

Testimonials

‘Among other things, Global Law Office provides high quality legal service to both Chinese and international shipping communities. The lawyers have comprehensive legal knowledge and decades of experience to deal with complicated maritime claims, and possess high English language communication skills. In particular, Mr. Yifeng Gao is an outstanding lawyer.’

Key clients

China National Electronics Import and Export Co., Ltd.

Runxing Financial Leasing Co., Ltd.

China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)

China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC)

Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC)

China > Tax: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office is particularly focused on advising clients on customs-related matters. The team aids international and domestic companies, including SOEs, on complying with customs law and responding to investigations of alleged violations. The practice is jointly led by Jinrong Liu in Beijing, and Shanghai-based Deming Zhao and Jun Qian.

Practice head(s):

Jinrong Liu; Deming Zhao; Jun Qian

Other key lawyers:

Yun Shen; Parry Zhou

Key clients

Abbott

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co. Ltd

Johnson & Johnson

Chanel

Olympus

Bosch

Roche

China > WTO/international trade: PRC firms Tier 2

Global Law Office's practice is led by Frank Hang, who focuses on anti-dumping and countervailing disputes, export control specialist Qing Ren, and Deming Zhao, who handles both compliance and customs investigations. The team acts for clients from the industrial and services sectors in responding to investigations from the EU, United States, and EEC.

Practice head(s):

Frank (Guoliang) Hang; Qing Ren; Deming Zhao

Testimonials

‘The Global Law Office team has a wealth of in-depth research and practical experience in the WTO/international trade field. They are always able to provide clients with excellent solutions, as well as a pleasingly high level of service that results in high levels of client satisfaction.’

‘Qing Ren is the most outstanding lawyer that we have come across in the WTO/international trade sector. Mr Ren provides clients with comprehensive legal analysis and takes into account the client’s specific circumstances and capabilities to provide solutions that are acceptable to the client in a timely manner.’

‘Qing Ren’s team is hardworking and professional, as well as having an expert level of knowledge and superb service. They are world leaders in areas such as international trade dispute resolution, WTO reform, and compliance management for international corporate operations, and already have a significant level of international influence.’

‘Qing Ren has a very sense of responsibility and works very efficiently. He is very sensitive to changes in the international trade situation, and is always one step ahead with regard to new trends in global trade frictions, and head and shoulders above the competition in terms of quickly providing expert judgement and feedback.’

‘Global Law Office’s trade team not only has a strong legal team, but also a very knowledgeable economist and accounting team.’

Key clients

China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC)

Hengyang Valin Steel Tube Co., Ltd., Hengyang Valin MPM Co., Ltd. and Hengyang Steel Tube Group Int’l Trading Inc.

Xiamen Xiashun Aluminum Foil Co., Ltd

Guangdong Huaxing Glass Co., Ltd.

Bel Trade Wood Industrial Co., Ltd. Youxi Fujian

Ningbo Eagle Machinery & Technology Co., Ltd.

Nantong Botao Chemical Co., Ltd

China Meheco Group Co., Ltd. (中国医药健康产品股份有限公司(上市公司 “中国医药” )

Thermo Fisher Scientific China

Chanel

China > Insurance; PRC firms Tier 3

Based across the firm’s Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen offices, the insurance team at Global Law Office is highly experienced in advising insurance and reinsurance companies on their multimillion-dollar investments, fund formation, restructuring, equity transfer, insurance pay-outs, and disputes. Amy Dai is well versed in major investment projects; Jingye Jiang,Tim Yimin Liu, Ken Huang and Zhao Li are noted for insurance litigation; Xu Jin advises on fund formation and asset restructuring matters; and Huawei Lin and Yifeng Gao are further names to note.

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Testimonials

The partners clearly understand the business demands of our insurance company and can combine their own experience to give more comprehensive tips and considerations. Therefore, asking Yang  Zhang questions is more like asking senior legal experts in an insurance company questions.’

Key clients

Finergy (Tianjin) Private Equity Management Partnership (L.P.)

National Council for Social Security Fund, PRC

EverBright Trust

Ping An Trust

Ping An Overseas Holdings

ABC Life Insurance Co., Ltd

HONY Capital

Boc-samsunglife

Beijing International Trust co., Ltd.

Pacific Primus Partners

Shougang Concord Grand(Group) Limited

China Orient Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Aegon N.V., World Financial Group

Aon-COFCO

China Re Group

NCI

Sunshine Insurance Group

Guangdong Shenhua Insurance Agency Co., Ltd.

Sunshine Asset Management Corporation Limited

PICC Capital Equity Investment Co., Ltd.

www.1234ye.com

MediTrust Health

sf-express

Cheche Technology

Fanhua Inc.,

FESCO

The Restless Rock

Micro Dream

PingAn Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Guofu Life

Hede(Beijing)Insurance

Taikang Community

PICC

China Insurance

HuaXin Insurance Brokers Co., Ltd.

Hua Insurance

Sichuan insurance intermediary Association

Heng An Standard Life

Sunshine Insurance Group

Chubb Pacific Underwriting Management Services Ptd Ltd.,

Federal Insurance Company Chubb Group

China Post Insurance

Ping An Property Insurance

China National Offshore Oil Corporation

Shanghai Decent Investment Group Co., Ltd.

Shanghai Sunwising Insurance Service Limited

HTLIC

Zhong An

SIEMENS

China Dalian International Cooperation (Group) Holdings Ltd.中

Taiping Insurance CO., LTD.

Allianz

1AN.com

TT CLUB

Sino French Life

Fujian Gangxiang

Funds Insurance Holding

Yingda Taihe Life Insurance CO., LTD

China > Labour and employment: PRC firms Tier 3

Global Law Office acts for both domestic Chinese companies and multinationals on contentious and non-contentious labour matters. The team’s advisory work includes assisting clients with the development of employee guidelines and benefit schemes. On the contentious side, the team handles mass redundancies, unfair termination, and non-compete disputes, including matters involving high-ranking employees. In addition to acting for employers, it also represents employees. The team is led by Zhao Li in Beijing and Weiwei Gu in Shanghai, who both offer expertise across the spectrum of labour law.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Dingding Li

Testimonials

‘The team has a huge amount of experience and has represented companies in all kinds of labour disputes in many cities throughout the country. They, therefore, have a very clear understanding of laws, regulations and judicial practice in many different locations. The team is very carefully structured so that it is able to respond rapidly to client enquiries and meet a variety of client needs in a timely manner, as well as charging very reasonable fees.’

‘Zhao Li is the kind of highly experienced lawyer that is all too rare in the market. He has a very high level of professionalism and truly puts the client first in his work as a labour law specialist.’

‘They have the ability to provide the client with flexible service choice to support the client’s changing needs, flexible and reasonable charges, and efficient work delivery and quick response.’

Dingding Li is responsible, approachable, and personable.’

Key clients

HP

Shanghai Yiqizuoye Information Technology Co., Ltd.

BNPP

Volkswagen

ASSA ABLOY

TCP

EWI SUSANTI (Indonesian)

Glencore

Meituan Dianping

Moutai

Hua Xia Bank

China > Restructuring and insolvency: PRC firms Tier 3

Global Law Office‘s broad restructuring practice acts for a range of parties in the bankruptcy and restructuring process, including creditors and investors in distressed companies. Jiuguang Zhao and Yunjian Hou lead the Beijing team, which is frequently appointed by courts in the city to serve as administrator of insolvent companies and is also active in advising on restructuring and liquidation. Weiwei Gu in Shanghai is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Jiuguang Zhao; Weiwei Gu; Yunjian (Leo) Hou

Other key lawyers:

Zhenlin Ma

Testimonials

‘They are able to provide comprehensive legal services for bankruptcy and restructuring matters, and have a wealth of experience in each area, regardless of whether they are providing legal consultations for creditors, legal consultations for investors, or administrators.

The team’s strengths and key skills are that: 1) They can accurately understand what our company’s intentions are and rapidly respond to our needs; 2) The bankruptcy and restructuring team has extensive expertise and a wealth of practical experience; 3) The teams are set up in a very well-thought-out way and work is shared across teams very well so that handovers are very smooth at all levels; and 4) The partners are heavily involved in each project, ensuring that the quality of work is very high.’

‘Jiuguang Zhao and Zhenlin Ma conduct in-depth research for every legal issue and are always able to provide expert opinions in a timely manner. They are able to integrate this with our company’s commercial requirements, and they continually strive to improve their legal services. They work in a very sound and practical way, ensuring that no detail is overlooked.bThey provide very high quality, expert legal services in a conscientious and professional manner.’

Key clients

Beijing First Intermediate People’s Court

Beijing Chaoyang People’s Court

Beijing Shijingshan People’s Court

Beijing Shunyi People’s court

Beijing Haidian People’s Court

Zhongrong International Trust Co., Ltd.

Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation Limited

HSD Engine Co., Ltd

HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited

Sinopec Capital Co., Ltd

China > Regional coverage: Sichuan Province: Chengdu including Chongqing

Global Law Office established its Chengdu office in August 2020 and focuses on advising regional clients across various sectors on banking and finance, capital markets, M&A, PE/VC, compliance and dispute resolution.

About GLO
The history of Global Law Office (hereinafter the “GLO”) dates back to the establishment of the Legal Consultant Office of China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (hereinafter the “CCPIT”) in 1979. By the approval of Ministry of Justice of the People’s Republic of China, we renamed as “China Global Law Office” in 1984 to take an international perspective on its business, fully embracing the outside world. After over 40 years of persistent efforts and development, we have become one of the prominent large comprehensive law firms in China legal industry.

GLO has been committing to the mission of “serving domestic and foreign clients with globalized vision, globalized team and globalized quality” since its inception, allowing us to always maintain leading position in the industry in the midst of ever-changing global economic environment. We are highly recommended as a leading PRC law firms being recognized as such by both international and domestic legal institutions for consecutive years, including the Chambers and PartnersThe Legal 500 and Asian Legal Business, etc.

All lawyers of GLO are graduates from first-tier domestic and/or international law schools, most of whom hold LLM or higher degrees. Many partners have the qualification to practice law in the US, UK, Australia, Switzerland, New Zealand, Hong Kong, among others. Our lawyer team has excellent professional backgrounds, and many lawyers have experience of working at courts, domestic and foreign first-tier law firms or leading enterprises and organizations in the industry.

We provide comprehensive one-stop legal services for domestic and foreign clients from various sectors and industries. We are committed to a variety of industries, including but not limited to sub sectors such as banking, finance, insurance, securities, investment, trade, energy, mining, chemical engineering, steel, manufacturing, transportation, infrastructure and public facilities, life science and healthcare, telecommunication, media, and high technology, culture, entertainment & sports, real estate, hotel & leisure, catering and large consumption, and etc.

Our lawyers are able to apply practical and constructive comprehensive legal solutions by integrating excellent professional law skills with sophisticated business knowledge so as to solve various complex and fast-changing matters. With leading professional innovative capabilities, we are adept at creatively designing transaction structures as well as details. Over the last four decades, our expertise has helped set the agenda for change through precedents involving many of the country’s “firsts”.

We always uphold and practice the “Client first, service quality first” philosophy. Over the past four decades, with profound legal knowledge, extensive practice experience, high professional dedication and strong professional ethics sense, we have demonstrated and proved our values and won trust from domestic and foreign clients. In the future, we will continue to help domestic and foreign clients get enduring and long-term success via our unique advantages.

Our precedents

Corporate/Mergers and acquisitions
  • The first Chinese investor’s large cross-border investment project in Turkey In 2019, Acquisition of the Turkey Istanbul Third Bosphorus Bridge and the Northern Marmara Motorway by Six-Party Consortium including Merchants Expressway
  • The first large outbound investment and merger project by a Chinese company In 2017, ChemChina’s proposed acquisition of Swiss and US-listed Syngenta for $42.6bn
  • The first reverse merger case in which a red chip Hong Kong listed public company spins off part of its China business to list on A share market In 2014, Skyworth Digital Holding Ltd, a Hong Kong listed public company, achieved the spin-off and listing of its domestic set-top box business (valued at RMB 3.5bn) via China Resources Jinhua Co., Ltd. in A share market
  • The first state-owned red chip company listed in Hong Kong to acquire the controlling interest in an A-share company listed in China by means of a reverse takeover In 2009, Tianjin Port Development Holdings Limited (3382.HK) acquired shares in Tianjin Port Holdings Co., Ltd. (600717.SH) from Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. for a total consideration of HK$10,961m
  • The first foreign general offer targeting Chinese companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange In 2002,SAB Miller’s general offer to buy Harbin Brewery Group in 2002
Capital markets and securitization
  • The first offshore supplementary capital instruments issued by Chinese financial leasing companies In 2020, China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. successfully issued the first offshore supplementary capital instruments
  • The first RMB dim sum bond in Central Asia In 2020, China Construction Bank Astana Branch successfully issued 1 billion offshore RMB bonds in the international bond capital market. The first landed in Central Asia was issued in offshore RMB and was jointly traded on the Astana International Exchange and Hong Kong Listed simultaneously
  • First Coronavirus Combating Panda Bonds Issued by International Financial Organisations In 2020, New Development Bank issued Coronavirus Combating Bonds
  • The first case in Chinese capital market in which a red chip architecture company directly issues A stocks and lists in domestic China In 2020, China Resources Microelectronics Limited (688396.SH) listed on Technology Innovation Board of Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • The first perpetual bond issued by domestic non-bank financial institution In 2019, China Bond Insurance Co., Ltd.’s 2019 RMB1.5bn perpetual bond (phase I)
  • The first China Industrial Internet SaaS (Software as a Service) listing In 2019, Fangduoduo.com  (DUO) listing on Nasdaq Stock Exchange
  • First offshore RMB bond listed in Hong Kong and Macau In 2019, Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., Ltd. successfully issued 1 billion offshore RMB bonds in the bond markets of Hong Kong and Macau
  • The first domestic rail transit company to optimize financing and supervise corporate bonds In 2019, Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., Ltd. third bond
  • The first international development agency RMB bond that has been registered and successfully issued (since the new rules for Panda bonds were issued in September 2018) In 2019, New Development Bank successfully issued RMB 3bn in bonds
  • The first issuance of Panda Bonds by an international company in the PRC In 2014, Daimler AG successfully issued Panda Bonds
  • The first issuance of CNY bonds in Hong Kong, London and Taiwan markets Between 2008 and 2013, the Dim Sum and Island Bonds issued by China Construction Bank Corporation Ltd as the first batch of Mainland-background issuers
  • The first OTC derivatives master agreement and relevant definitions documents in the PRC Between 2007 and 2013, the key drafting member for the NAFMII Master Agreement and its Definitions
  • The first credit risk mitigation agreement (the Chinese equivalent of CDS) and credit risk mitigation warrants in the PRC In 2009, the CRMA and CRMW issued by China Bond Insurance Co., Ltd. as protection seller
  • The first SOE red chip company listed in Hong Kong to acquire controlling interest in an A-share company listed in China In 2009, Tianjin Port Development Holdings Limited (3382.HK) through its wholly-owned subsidiary Grand Point Investment Limited, acquired from Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd 951,512,511 shares in Tianjin Port Holdings Co., Ltd. (600717.SH).
  • The first issuance of medium-term notes in the PRC interbank bond market In 2008, Huadian Group as the first batch of issuers
  • The first onshore asset securitisation transaction In 2003, Securitisation of financial receivables of RMB13.25bn of China Huarong Asset Management Company
  • The first offshore securitisation transaction, backed by receivables generated from PRC-based originators’ offshore receivables In 1997, COSCO offshore freight receivables securitisation project
  • The first and second N-Share offering and listing of PRC-based enterprises on the New York Stock Exchange In 1992, Brilliance Automotive China Holdings Ltd and in 1994, China Yuchai International Ltd listed on the New York Stock Exchange
Project financing and others
  • The first leasing of aircraft In 2001, Southern Airlines of China
  • The first power plant with overseas project financing In 2000, Shandong Rizhao Power Plant
  • The first nuclear power plant project In 1987, Dayawan Nuclear Power Plant
  • The first Sino-USA joint venture project In 1985, Pingshuo Coal Mine
Dispute resolution
  • The first case of quite significant trademark ownership case in Chinese intellectual property In 2019, Yoovidhya Family (“Redbull” trademark) intellectual property disputes
  • The first maritime litigation case involving the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage of 1969 In 2002, the “Yian Jiu You 2”case
  • The first case to apply the Docdex Regulations of the International Chamber of Commerce regarding a L/C dispute in litigation at a PRC court In 1996, Beijing Commercial Bank L/C case
  • The first successful case for recognition and enforcement of a foreign maritime arbitration award In 1993, the vessel “Garden Gate” case
  • The first maritime case involving the whole procedure from ship arresting to auction of ship In 1985, the vessel “Lago” case
  • The first case of a Chinese company defending a lawsuit in the USA In 1979, the “Firecracker Case”
  • The first arbitration case involving a PRC company in Stockholm Represented a joint-venture company based in Guangdong Province before the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
International trade
  • Represent China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) in the high-profile Section 301 investigation initiated by the US with respect to China’s technology acts, policies and practices in 2017.
Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Marketing Diana Yang diana.yang@glo.com.cn (8610) 6584 6506
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 Ji Chen  photo Ji Chen In respect of banking, the major clients of Mr. Chen include China…
 Jian Dong photo Jian Dong Jian Dong has extensive experience in dispute resolution. He represented clients in…
Mr Yifeng Gao photo Mr Yifeng Gao Mr. Yifeng Gao is a partner of Global Law Office. His practice areas…
 Meph Gui photo Meph Gui Meph is one of the very few Chinese lawyers admitted to the…
 Shifang Guo photo Shifang Guo Ms. Guo is well-versed in cross-border investment, mergers and acquisitions. Her exceptional…
 Frank Hang photo Frank Hang Mr. Hang is specialized in international trade, including antidumping, countervailing, safeguard, Section…
Mr Yunjian Hou photo Mr Yunjian Hou Yunjian Hou has extensive practical experience in handling complex disputes resolution cases. He…
 Zhihong Jian  photo Zhihong Jian In the field of PE funds formation, Mr. Jian’s representative clients include…
 Jingye Jiang photo Jingye Jiang On behalf of clients including domestic and abroad shipping companies, P&I clubs,…
 Xing Jin photo Xing Jin In the field of bank financing, Mr. Jin has been working on…
 Qiuning Kang photo Qiuning Kang Qiuning has advised issuers and underwriters in nearly 100 of significant IPOs,…
Mr Lin Lawrence  photo Mr Lin Lawrence Mr. Lawrence Lin is partner who specialized in foreign investment, mergers &…
 Ting Lei photo Ting Lei Mr. Lei Ting has handled a large number of international disputes (litigation…
 Zhao Li photo Zhao Li In the area of commercial litigation and arbitration, Mr. Li represented his…
 Zhibin Li photo Zhibin Li In addition to the traditional manufacturing and real estate industries, Zhibin Li…
 Jun Li photo Jun Li Jun LI has assisted a number of issuers or underwriters in many…
 Wen Li photo Wen Li In the area of capital markets, Wen Li has participated in a…
 Zhanke Li  photo Zhanke Li With the combination of engineering and legal background, Jack specializes in intellectual…
 Dingding Li  photo Dingding Li In the perception of various employment demands and in combination of various…
Mr Huawei Lin  photo Mr Huawei Lin In addition to the traditional manufacturing, real estate and securities industries, Huawei…
 Xianlai Liu photo Xianlai Liu Mr. Liu has almost 15 years experiences in investment fund and venture…
 Alex Liu photo Alex Liu In the field of merger and acquisitions, including the acquisition of listed…
 Shujun Liu photo Shujun Liu Recent Representative Matters and Cases•     Represented three Japanese leading shipping companies…
 May Liu photo May Liu May Liu, as one of the key lawyers, has assisted in numerous…
Mr Jinrong Liu  photo Mr Jinrong Liu Mr. Jinrong Liu was admitted in the PRC in 1998. Mr. Liu…
Mr Degang Ma photo Mr Degang Ma Mr. Ma is one of the few Chinese lawyers who has represented…
 Xueliang Mao photo Xueliang Mao Mr. Mao represents major investment banks, private equity funds, commercial banks and…
Ms Maggie Meng photo Ms Maggie Meng Her present clients mostly are notable internet giants, unicorn companies, commercial banks,…
 Ying Mu photo Ying Mu Ms. Mu used towork in the court and engaged in intellectual property…
 Lei Niu  photo Lei Niu Lei Niu has represented many of the world’s leading multinational companies and…
 Gaohou Qiang photo Gaohou Qiang In the field of equity financing, Lawyer Qiang has provided excellent legal…
 Ping Qiao photo Ping Qiao Mr. Qiao has extensive practice experience in handling complex IP disputes, including…
 Wei Qin photo Wei Qin In the field of ABS, as a legal adviser retained for a…
 Qing Ren photo Qing Ren Qing Ren is arbitrator of leading arbitration institutions such as CIETAC, CMAC,…
 Zhongcheng Wang photo Zhongcheng Wang As a rich experienced litigator, Kevin Wang has appeared in courts or…
 Heng Wang photo Heng Wang Ms. Wang has represented clients in arbitration proceedings before international arbitration institutions,…
 Jason Wang photo Jason Wang Mr. Wang’s practicing area involves hospitality, financial and asset management, real estate…
Mr Miller Wang  photo Mr Miller Wang Mr. Wang has rich experience in financing and capital market and advised…
Mr Xiusong Xing  photo Mr Xiusong Xing As a partner advising foreign and Chinese clients for transactions and disputes…
 Minghao Xu photo Minghao Xu In the area of finance and assets management, Minghao Xu has advised…
 Michael Yu photo Michael Yu Michael has extensive experience representing clients in complex domestic and cross-border transactions,…
Mr Xin Zhang  photo Mr Xin Zhang In the area of banking and finance, Mr. Zhang has represented most…
 Jiuguang Zhao photo Jiuguang Zhao Jiuguang Zhao has handled nearly 1,000 litigation and arbitration cases, accumulating extensive…
 Li Zhu photo Li Zhu   In the area of banking and finance, Ms. Zhu has represented…
 Steven Zhu photo Steven Zhu Mr. Zhu has extensive experience in assisting a variety of multinational companies…
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About GLO
The history of Global Law Office (hereinafter the “GLO”) dates back to the establishment of China’s Legal Consultant Office of the Council for the Promotion of International Trade (hereinafter the “CCPIT”) in 1979. After years of persistent endeavours and development, we have become one of the largest and leading Chinese law firms.

We value the principles of simplicity, integrity and positivity. As a client-centered firm, we constantly improve our service and communications qualities, focusing on efficient and creative legal solutions for our clients.

Since its inception, GLO has been and remains committed to the mission of “serving domestic and foreign clients with a globalized vision, globalized team and globalized quality”. This has allowed us to always maintain a leading position in the industry in the midst of an ever-changing global economic environment.

All of our lawyers graduated from top law schools at home and abroad, most of whom hold advanced qualifications such as LL.M or above. Some of our partners are also qualified and have practiced law in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Switzerland, Singapore, New Zealand, Hong Kong and other regions. Our lawyers have outstanding and diverse practice backgrounds, many of whom have worked in the courts, regulatory bodies top domestic and international law firms or industry leading corporations and institutions.

With profound legal knowledge, extensive practice experience, high professional dedication and a strong sense of professional ethics, we have proved our values and earned the trust of both domestic and foreign clients. We are highly recommended as a leading PRC law firm being recognized as such by both international and domestic legal ranking bodies and directories (Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500 and Asian Legal Business, etc.) and media for consecutive years.

We provide comprehensive one-stop legal services for domestic and foreign clients from various sectors and industries and continue to help domestic and foreign clients achieve enduring and long-term success via our unique advantages.

Our precedents

Corporate/mergers and acquisitions
  • The first reverse merger case in which a red chip Hong Kong listed public company spins off part of its China business to list on A share market – In 2014,Skyworth Digital Holding Ltd, a Hong Kong listed public company, achieved the spin-off and listing of its domestic set-top box business (valued at RMB 3.5bn) via China Resources Jinhua Co., Ltd. in A share market
  • The first state-owned red chip company listed in Hong Kong to acquire the controlling interest in an A-share company listed in China by means of a reverse takeover – In 2009, Tianjin Port Development Holdings Limited (3382.HK) acquired shares in Tianjin Port Holdings Co., Ltd. (600717.SH) from Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd. for a total consideration of HK$10,961m
  • The first foreign general offer targeting Chinese companies on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange – In 2002,SAB Miller’s general offer to buy Harbin Brewery Group in 2002
Capital markets and securitization
  • The first green and blue double certified China corporate Bond USD in Greater China – In 2021, GLO provided legal services for the issuance of US$500m bonds by CSSC (Hong Kong) Shipping Company Limited in Hong Kong, which is the first China corporate Bond to obtain green and blue certification at the same time
  • The First Panda Bonds issued by a Macau SAR Issuer – In 2021, GLO has advised Luso International Banking Limited on its issuance of the first Panda Bonds issued by a Macau SAR Issuer
  • The world’s first simultaneous issuance of tri-product ESG bonds (i.e. green, transition and sustainability-linked bonds) – In 2021, GLO has advised China Construction Bank on its landmark multi-currency environmental, social and governance (ESG) bonds issuance, which marks a number of market-firsts in ESG finance
  • The first-ever offering of the US-dollar green subordinated perpetual capital notes by an Asia-Pacific corporate issuer – In 2021, GLO has advised GLP Singapore on its successful offering of the US-dollar green subordinated perpetual capital notes
  • The first-of-its-kind Shanghai FTZ bonds issued by a non-mainland China incorporated entity, and the first-of-its-kind issuance of USD-denominated Shanghai FTZ bonds – In 2021, GLO has advised GLP China Holdings Limited on its successful issuance of USD-denominated bonds in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (Shanghai FTZ)
  • The first offshore supplementary capital instruments issued by Chinese financial leasing companies – In 2020, China Development Bank Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. successfully issued the first offshore supplementary capital instruments
  • The first RMB dim sum bond in Central Asia – In 2020, China Construction Bank Astana Branch successfully issued 1 billion offshore RMB bonds in the international bond capital market. The first landed in Central Asia was issued in offshore RMB and was jointly traded on the Astana International Exchange and Hong Kong Listed simultaneously
  • First Coronavirus Combating Panda Bonds Issued by International Financial Organisations – In 2020, New Development Bank issued Coronavirus Combating Bonds
  • The first case in Chinese capital market in which a red chip architecture company directly issues A stocks and lists in domestic China – In 2020, China Resources Microelectronics Limited (688396.SH) listed on Technology Innovation Board of Shanghai Stock Exchange
  • The first perpetual bond issued by domestic non-bank financial institution – In 2019, China Bond Insurance Co., Ltd.’s 2019 RMB1.5bn perpetual bond (phase I)
  • The first China Industrial Internet SaaS (Software as a Service) listing – In 2019, Fangduoduo.com  (DUO) listing on Nasdaq Stock Exchange
  • First offshore RMB bond listed in Hong Kong and Macau – In 2019, Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., Ltd. successfully issued 1 billion offshore RMB bonds in the bond markets of Hong Kong and Macau
  • The first domestic rail transit company to optimize financing and supervise corporate bonds – In 2019, Beijing Infrastructure Investment Co., Ltd. third bond
  • The first international development agency RMB bond that has been registered and successfully issued (since the new rules for Panda bonds were issued in September 2018) – In 2019, New Development Bank successfully issued RMB 3bn in bonds
  • The first issuance of Panda Bonds by an international company in the PRC – In 2014, Daimler AG successfully issued Panda Bonds
  • The first issuance of CNY bonds in Hong Kong, London and Taiwan markets – Between 2008 and 2013, the Dim Sum and Island Bonds issued by China Construction Bank Corporation Ltd as the first batch of Mainland-background issuers
  • The first OTC derivatives master agreement and relevant definitions documents in the PRC – Between 2007 and 2013, the key drafting member for the NAFMII Master Agreement and its Definitions
  • The first credit risk mitigation agreement (the Chinese equivalent of CDS) and credit risk mitigation warrants in the PRC – In 2009, the CRMA and CRMW issued by China Bond Insurance Co., Ltd. as protection seller
  • The first SOE red chip company listed in Hong Kong to acquire controlling interest in an A-share company listed in China – In 2009, Tianjin Port Development Holdings Limited (3382.HK) through its wholly-owned subsidiary Grand Point Investment Limited, acquired from Tianjin Port (Group) Co., Ltd 951,512,511 shares in Tianjin Port Holdings Co., Ltd. (600717.SH).
  • The first issuance of medium-term notes in the PRC interbank bond market – In 2008, Huadian Group as the first batch of issuers
  • The first onshore asset securitisation transaction – In 2003, Securitisation of financial receivables of RMB13.25bn of China Huarong Asset Management Company
  • The first offshore securitisation transaction, backed by receivables generated from PRC-based originators’ offshore receivables – In 1997, COSCO offshore freight receivables securitisation project
  • The first and second N-Share offering and listing of PRC-based enterprises on the New York Stock Exchange – In 1992, Brilliance Automotive China Holdings Ltd and in 1994, China Yuchai International Ltd listed on the New York Stock Exchange
Project financing and others
  • The first leasing of aircraft – In 2001, Southern Airlines of China
  • The first power plant with overseas project financing – In 2000, Shandong Rizhao Power Plant
  • The first nuclear power plant project – In 1987, Dayawan Nuclear Power Plant
  • The first Sino-USA joint venture project – In 1985, Pingshuo Coal Mine
Dispute resolution
  • The first case of quite significant trademark ownership case in Chinese intellectual property – In 2019, Yoovidhya Family (“Redbull” trademark) intellectual property disputes
  • The first maritime litigation case involving the International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage of 1969 – In 2002, the “Yian Jiu You 2”case
  • The first case to apply the Docdex Regulations of the International Chamber of Commerce regarding a L/C dispute in litigation at a PRC court – In 1996, Beijing Commercial Bank L/C case
  • The first successful case for recognition and enforcement of a foreign maritime arbitration award – In 1993, the vessel “Garden Gate” case
  • The first maritime case involving the whole procedure from ship arresting to auction of ship In 1985, the vessel “Lago” case
  • The first case of a Chinese company defending a lawsuit in the USA – In 1979, the “Firecracker Case”
  • The first arbitration case involving a PRC company in Stockholm – Represented a joint-venture company based in Guangdong Province before the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce
International trade
  • Represent China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC) in the high-profile Section 301 investigation initiated by the US with respect to China’s technology acts, policies and practices in 2017.
Department Name Email Telephone
Head of Marketing Diana Yang diana.yang@glo.com.cn (8610) 6584 6506
Marketing Fan Yang yangfan@glo.com.cn (8610) 6584 6626
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